In Toiletries, we market raw materials for detergents and cleaners, surfactants used in toiletry products such as shampoos and hair conditioners, and other products. Surfactants have been a core business since the foundation of Sanyo Chemical.
Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) are the main product of the Health Care segment. They are indispensable for the manufacture of disposable diapers, for which demand is growing rapidly worldwide, particularly in emerging countries.

FY2019 Business Performance


In the Toiletries segment, sales were weak because of flat sales for surfactants for liquid laundry detergents and weak sales of polyethyleneglycol in both domestic and foreign markets.
In the Health Care segment, sales were flat, as product prices fell for our mainstay superabsorbent polymers due to the drop in raw material costs while SDP GLOBAL (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. began real operations.
As a result, total net sales in this segment decreased by 2.8% year on year, to ¥53,726 million. Operating profit was ¥1,590 million (an increase of 35.2% year on year).